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Stanislaus County Office of Education

College & Career

Welcome to College & Career Planning!  The information provided here is designed to help students as they plan for the world beyond high school.  We invite you to explore the information provided here, and to reach out to us if you have any questions or if there is anything we can assist you with.

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1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 238-1717
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Children of SCOE Employees Scholarship

The Children of SCOE Employees Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a child of a permanent employee of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE).

An Advisory Committee, appointed by the Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools, will select the scholarship recipient(s). The amount of the scholarship will be in the amount of $500. A minimum of one (1) scholarship will be offered each year.

John B. Allard Scholarship

The Stanislaus County Scholarship Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the John B. Allard scholarship will be awarded the amount of $300 to a minimum of one student.

The 2023 Winners of the Allard Scholarship are Tyler Cooley, Micah Kakuno, and Audrey Songer of Oakdale High School. Congratulations!


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6 Cups to College Mentoring Program

This mentor-based program is designed to help high school students as they transition to college, and early college students as they prepare for careers. We do this by pairing community members with students who would most benefit from assistance with college and career guidance. Mentors and mentees are matched by gender, and when possible, by college major / career interest.  

All of our mentors are college graduates and have completed the Stanislaus County Office of Education's volunteer application process, which includes a background check.  Our mentors receive direction and support from our office and we provide them with the information and resources that they need to support your child in his/her transition to college.

6 Cups to College Mentoring Program

The 6 Cups to College mentor program is designed to help high school and early college students in their transition to college.  Students can join the program as early as their junior year in high school and may continue with the program through their sophomore year in college.  Mentors are always matched with students by gender, and when possible, by major or similar career field.  Students are expected to meet with their mentors fact-to-face at least six times over the course of the school year. They may meet at any public place that the student and mentor agree upon. During these meetings students and mentors will discuss career and college exploration, college preparation and application, financial aid, scholarships, and college decisions.


The ACT & SAT are college readiness assessment tests that are accepted by most U.S. Colleges.  Please check with the colleges that you are planning to apply to in order to see if they have a preference/requirement for one of these tests over another.  Some students may opt to take both.  If you know you only need to take one of these tests, please devout your time to studying for that test.  Both systems offer practice tests and on-line prep tools designed to help you achieve higher test scores... we strongly encourage you to utilize these tools.  Please ask your counselor for further guidance. 

Financial Aid

There are various options available to alleviate the financial burden of college expenses. Firstly, federal aid programs, such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), offer grants, loans, and work-study opportunities based on financial need. These options can significantly reduce the cost of tuition and living expenses. 

College and Career Planning Resources

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Key Contacts

Anthony Boatner

Anthony Boatner

Titles: College/Career Specialist
Phone Numbers:
Work: 209-238-1717